Weddle drafted by Chargers in 2nd round

Weddle drafted by Chargers in 2nd round

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego sent a handful of picks to Chicago in order to move up 25 spots in the second round and take Utah safety Eric Weddle on Saturday in the second round of the NFL Draft.

The Chargers gave Chicago their second-, third- and fifth-round picks this year and a third-rounder next year.

With only three safeties on their roster and holding compensatory draft picks in the third and fifth rounds, the Chargers felt it was worth the cost to get Weddle.

"We knew if we waited until the end of the second round that we wouldn't get him," assistant general manager Buddy Nix said. "We weren't worried about what we gave up, we worried about what we got, which is a good football player that will help us win.

"It's a lot more important to have the player than walk around with your chest out and say, 'That was too much to give up.' We got the player."

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